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    Diagnosis and Management of Common Foot Fractures

    DAVID BICA, RYAN A. SPROUSE, JOSEPH ARMEN

    Foot fractures range widely in severity, prognosis, and treatment. Healing rates also vary considerably depending on the patient's age and comorbidities. This article provides general healing times for the most common types of foot fractures seen in primary care: metatarsal...

    Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient

    FRANCESCA M. CIMINO, KATHERINE A.M. SNYDER

    Because of the increasing number of surviving transplant recipients, care is gradually shifting to the primary care physician's office. Immunosuppressive therapy accounts for more than 50% of transplant-related deaths, often due to infections and other risks related to long...

    Primary Brain Tumors in Adults: Diagnosis and Treatment

    ALLEN PERKINS, GERALD LIU

    Primary brain tumors include any tumor that arises from the brain structures. The most common symptoms are headache and seizures, and patients may also experience unilateral weakness and personality changes. Diagnosis depends on brain imaging and histopathology. Treatment...

    Responses to Medical Students' Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine

    STANLEY M. KOZAKOWSKI, KIMBERLY BECHER, TATE HINKLE, REID BLACKWELDER, CLIFTON KNIGHT, JR., ASHLEY BENTLEY, PERRY A. PUGNO

    This article answers many of the common questions that medical students ask about the specialty of family medicine. It describes the crucial role that family physicians have in the evolving health care environment, the scope of practice, the education and training of family...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Survey: More Primary Care Support Means Better Care Coordination | Congress Simplifies Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption Process | AAFP Responds to Proposed Rule on 2017 Marketplace Plans | AAFP Supports Integration of Oral Health into Primary Care

    Editorials

    AFP Goes Audio: Introducing the American Family Physician Podcast

    STEVEN R. BROWN, JAY SIWEK

    American Family Physician (AFP) continuously strives to keep up with the times and with the needs of our readers. This month, we are proud to announce the debut of our twice-a-month podcast that will highlight key points from each issue of AFP.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine: 2016 Edition

    VINCE WINKLERPRINS, JAY SIWEK

    Practicing family physicians are role models for medical students. This Editorial and related article provide the guidance physicians need to counsel students about career choices in family medicine.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Quinine for Leg Cramps

    AARON SAGUIL, REBECCA LAUTERS

    Quinine is moderately effective in decreasing the frequency and intensity of muscle cramps, but it is also associated with an increase in minor adverse effects. In addition, there is a risk of rare but serious adverse effects.

    Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation

    QUYNH BUI

    Electronic cigarettes with nicotine increase smoking cessation rates compared with placebo, with effectiveness similar to that of nicotine patches. In addition, more patients using electronic cigarettes with nicotine were able to halve their use of cigarettes than those using...

    Photo Quiz

    Teenager with a Bleeding, Red Papule

    ELIZABETH SEIVERLING, DANIEL McLAUGHLIN, OBSITU KELIFA

    A teenager presented with a tender red papule on his finger.

    POEMs

    Steroids Beneficial As Adjunctive Treatment for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

    NITA SHRIKANT KULKARNI

    Moderate-quality to high-quality evidence suggests that steroids, when added to antibiotics and usual care, can improve outcomes in the treatment of CAP. Benefits include reduced hospital length of stay, decreased time to clinical stability, and lower rates of mechanical...

    Practice Guidelines

    Preventing CVD in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Update from the AHA and ADA

    LISA HAUK

    The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) joined together to release statements on preventing CVD in persons with diabetes.

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Cyclobenzaprine in the Treatment of Low Back Pain

    DONALD CHAFFEE

    Studies show that 1 in 3 patients experiences global improvement in back pain symptoms at 10 days, while 1 in 4 patients experiences medication adverse effects. Read more.

    Letters to the Editor

    Pes Anserine Bursitis: An Underdiagnosed Cause of Knee Pain in Overweight Women

    DONALD C. POMPAN

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Primary Brain Tumors

    A tumor that begins anywhere in the brain is called a primary brain tumor.



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